Monday, March 2, 2009

Taking Inventory

Tony attended a business networking meeting today. When he got home he told me that instead of the usual single speaker, today they had two. The second was Richard P. Johnson, Ph.D, who's developing a new career assessment called the ReCareering Success Inventory (RSI). The inventory is almost finished; it's in the process of being statistically normed, and Dr. Johnson was looking for volunteers to help by completing the inventory online. Tony said that anyone could take the assessment so today I took a career assessment that's still in the process of being developed.

According to Dr. Johnson, ReCareer is:
Personally authentic work that feeds your mind, your heart, and your soul, that is either discovered or re-discovered after a previous career. ReCareer Seekers want...
  • Something deeper out of life
  • More purposeful work
  • More personal meaning
  • Their work efforts to align with their personality more closely
  • Their work to be more "on target" with their life
The assessment was easy to complete. It had 120 questions, and only took about 20 minutes. The first half asked questions about things that people who are engaged in a recareer search need to do; the second half asked about my recareer search. My answers to the questions will point out my areas of strength and uncover any areas that might require further strengthening.

The results won't be available for a few weeks. It will be interesting to see how I did.


  1. Sounds like a good idea. The areas that need strengthening sounds very promising.

  2. Is he still looking for volunteers and can you post the link? I'd like to take the inventory - sounds intriguing. At any rate, let us know yours turns out.

  3. Kathy, Unfortunately, I can't post the link because the test isn't "official" yet. Dr. Johnson was using the networking group as a type of test group to help him gather data.

    At some point in the future, though, he will go live with the assessment.